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Seguso Vetri d'Arte

Members of the Seguso family have been leading figures in the manufacture of glass on the Venetian island of Murano since the late 1300s, but for most collectors of vintage design the name evokes two companies formed in the first half of the 20th century. Seguso Vetri d’Arte, born from a small consortium of master glass artisans that included Archimede Seguso (1909–99), thrived under the artistic directorship of Flavio Poli (1900–84), a designer with an eye for modern forms, color and pattern. Vetreria Archimede Seguso, meanwhile, was founded in 1946, when Seguso opened his own atelier in order to employ classical techniques in the making of modern glassware.

The owners of Seguso Vetri d’Arte were justly proud of their skills as craftsmen, but they were not worldly aesthetes — and they knew it. Poli had studied at the Art Institute of Venice, originally working in ceramics before switching mediums and taking up the art of glass. He introduced new simple forms to the genre — the best known of his designs being the Valva, which resembles a clamshell in profile — and employed several novel techniques such as corroso, which gives glass a rough, emery-board-like finish. Poli’s most collectible works are his sommerso pieces, made with a layering process in which clear and colored-glass vessels are “submerged” within one another, producing a kind of nesting-doll effect in striking, elegant vases with bands of separate and overlapped hues.

At his eponymous workshop, Archimede Seguso often favored highly decorative, age-old techniques employed with modern restraint. His layered-glass Losanghe vessels have the look of an abstract checkerboard while his free-form Merletto vases have delicate, lacy patterns created by painstakingly twisting two heated glass straws to create helixes around the walls of the piece.

Though different in their scope and mission, both of these furnaces bearing the Seguso name created some of the most beautiful, alluring and exquisitely crafted works in all of modern design.

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$2,758
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Seguso Vetri D'Arte Poli Murano Sommerso Italian Art Glass Squirrel Sculpture
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Flavio Poli
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Priced Per Item (2 squirrels available). Beautiful, rare, and cute vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso green Italian art glass squirrel figure / sculpture. Documented to designer Flav...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano Glass Vento gold Chandelier 10 Lights
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Murano-Venice, IT
Vento Murano glass chandelier by Seguso Vetri d'Arte. Handmade, blown Murano glass chandelier 10 lights in clear gold glass color. Chain and canopy are included to extend the height....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Blown Glass

Seguso Mid-Century Modern Sommerso Green and Yellow Murano Glass Ashtray 1970
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Sommerso Murano glass ashtray in shades of green and yellow, it's made in Italy in the 1970s and in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Murano Glass

Seguso Emerald Green Murano Glass Seashell Decorative Dish
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Hand blown emerald green Murano glass seashell bowl with inclused bubbles by Seguso, Italy, circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Art Glass

Italian Scavo Black Murano Glass Vase by Seguso Vetri d’Arte
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Large 1980’s Italian scavo black Murano glass vase by Seguso Vetri d’Arte. The vase is hand signed. Out of a Steve Chase design estate. Measurements: 17.5” high, 13” wide, 10” deep.
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Murano Glass

Seguso Vase 1955 Murano Glass, Italy
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Milano, IT
Seguso vase 1955 Murano glass, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Murano Glass

  • Seguso Vase 1955 Murano Glass, Italy
  • Seguso Vase 1955 Murano Glass, Italy
  • Seguso Vase 1955 Murano Glass, Italy
  • Seguso Vase 1955 Murano Glass, Italy
H 9.06 in. W 9.45 in. D 3.15 in.
Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte Brown 'a Scavo' Murano Glass Vase
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Beautiful 'a Scavo' brown colored / coloured glass vase or vessel by Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano, Italy. Elegant in form and showing extraordinary craftsmanship with the use of the 'S...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Modern Blue and Clear Vintage Glass Coffee Table Seguso attr. Italy, circa 1980
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Vienna, AT
A modern blue and clear vintage glass coffee table, which features three blue curved glass legs by Seguso attributed. The aqua blue glass table legs are connected with three screws w...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Glass

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Seguso Vetri d'Arte Furniture are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Seguso Vetri d'Arte Furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 363 vintage editions of these items, while there are 48 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture of Seguso Vetri d'Arte were created in Europe during the 18th century and earlier in the mid-century modern style. Many customers also consider furniture from Murano Furniture, Carlo Nason Furniture and Archimede Seguso. Prices for Seguso Vetri d'Arte Furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. On Amazon, the price for these items starts at $181 and tops out at $80,000, while pieces like these can sell for $2,948 on average.